I am a fan of The Food Network and the Top Chef series so when the opportunity to review a book by a chef from Top Chef Masters, Rick Tramonto, came my way, I looked forward to it. Scars of a Chef documents Tramonto’s life from childhood through all of his successes as a world-renowned chef and then some.
Spending his teenage years struggling in school experimenting with drugs, Tramonto found that work was the one thing that would keep him out of trouble. From his first days in the food industry working at a new franchise location for Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers, Tramonto details his education in food as he climbed the ranks of the culinary industry.
The book was interesting to me up until about page 200 where I was really feeling like I was just reading a chef’s version of name-dropping. At this point, I was also still waiting to hear about Tramonto’s relationship with God (which actually didn’t begin until late in Tramonto’s career).
Scars of a Chef is engaging and, as a bonus, the author shares some of his recipes at the end of every chapter. If you are a foodie or a fan of Tramonto, this book won’t disappoint.
****A copy of Scars of a Chef was provided to me free of charge from Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated in any way for either a positive or negative review of this book